Robert P. Eilers, 90, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his home from natural causes.

Surviving are three children, Phil (Kim) Eilers of Anamosa, Becky Brown of Springville and Galen (Sue) Eilers of Janesville; two daughters-in-law, Diann Eilers of La Porte City and Mary Eilers of Anamosa; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Ed (Janice) of Anamosa, Galen, Walker and Johan (John) Schneiter, all of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna in 2014; and two sons, Paul Thomas and John; and a son-in-law, Steve Brown.

Robert Eilers was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Langworthy, the son of Paul and Johanna (Zimmerman) Eilers. Bob received his education in the Langworthy Schools and then worked as a farm hand and a feed truck driver.

Robert P. Eilers married Donna Dolores Davidson on Jan. 18, 1947, in Anamosa. He worked for the Jones County Road Department for 35 years before retiring. Bob and Donna travel extensively in retirement on many cruises and trips, including Alaska and Australia. Bob loved being out in nature. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hunting mushrooms and his multiple daily drives to Wapsi State Park and Central Park.

The Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, is assisting the family. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers, make memorials to a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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